Leeds could find a midfield partner for Kalvin Phillips in Fulham’s Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
The Athletic’s Phil Hay suggested that the Cottagers ace should be the man Marcelo Bielsa’s side look to target when the transfer window rolls around.
Speaking on The Phil Hay Show, he said: “He’s a player I would go for, yeah, absolutely. I think they’ll try and find somebody potentially younger or somebody who is more willing to be a backstop to Phillips. But Anguissa, to me, looks extremely talented and a player I would have.”
Anguissa has established himself as an important part of Scott Parker’s side this season, playing in every single Premier League game bar one, and has even chipped in with three assists, including one against Leeds near the start of the campaign.
Toni Conceicao, his coach for Cameroon, said: “He’s a quality player. In football, the collective is the most important, so you have to have players that work for the team. And although Anguissa is not a Messi or Ronaldo, he’s a player that has a lot of capacity to influence the match. He brings a lot of tactical culture and rigour to the team.
“He has got a really good passing ability, long and short, and is one of those players that makes the team tick without necessarily being the standout. As a coach and with all due respect to Fulham, which I know is a great club, Anguissa can reach an even higher level.”
Joachim Andersen, his teammate at Craven Cottage, has also raved about about the £70,000-a-week earning midfielder, saying: “He’s a top player. He’s a machine in the midfield. He’s winning so many balls and driving forward with it.”
Given how he can not only pass the ball either short or long, but also bring a different dimension by carrying it forward (2.8 successful dribbles per game), Anguissa seems like he could actually play alongside Phillips rather than just provide cover for him.
It would offer Bielsa a different option in the middle of the park, perhaps someone who could slot in for different tactical needs whenever the Argentine thinks his team could do with it.
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